Kelly's Heroes Reviews
It's not a film to be taken seriously, but rather to be watched for fun. Still, there are serious scenes decrying the price that the so-called Heroes' pay for their selfish motivations.
It's not the perfect soldier's war, but a sneaky operation of crafty, enterprising individuals, who are willing to bend-or-break every rule for profit. Enjoyable from beginning to end, Kelly's Heroes is a highly recommended experience.
The biggest surprise is Carrol O'Conner, who while playing a spoof of General Patton named "General Colt", gave audiences an early prototype of what would become "Archie Bunker". This comes complete with him giving his hapless subordinate Booker the very first 'meathead' look.
"The Deal" scene is iconic.. a wild west showdown in war torn France. It manages to be both awesome, serious, and hilarious at the same time.
Closest thing you'll find in modern war films to this is "3 Kings".. which I have also reviewed.
This was recommended to by Netflix due to my strong rating of "The Dirty Dozen" That movie was hilarious, this one, not so much.
Maybe I need to re-watch Dirty Dozen and see if it holds up. I just find very little entertaining about war anymore.
This is the (allegedly humerous) tale of a band of Army misfits who learn of some Nazi Gold that is being stored in a bank, 16,000 bars of gold. Its behind enemy lines, and it looks like the Germans are going to fall any day now, wouldn't it be the prefect crime for them to go and steal it and not tell anyone.
So they ignore their order, and kill different people than the one the government originally told them to kill. They don't report a dead officer, so they can keep getting his brandy. Etc.
Eventually there is just one Nazi left blocking them, so they offer him some gold too.
the best part is the general is played by archie Bunker.
They should be making more films of this calibre, but thE STUDIOS PANDER TO THE IGNORANT, BRAINLESS MAJORITY WHO , follow any rubbish these days, Oh bring back the good old days I say.